Brisbane: Indian team’s batting coach Vikram Rathour said that in the third Test match, Rishabh Pant did not know that his guard was wiped out by Steve Smith. Rathore said that the team was not aware of this matter. After the news came in this regard in the media, the team came to know about the matter.
Rathore gave a statement
Rathore (Vikram Rathour) said, ‘We did not even know about the case. After the match, we came to know when the news came in the media. Pant did not get to know this as a batsman. I don’t want to comment on it because it doesn’t matter ‘.
The former India opener said that the Indian team is not troubled by Smith’s form.
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He said, ‘We all know that he is a good player. Our bowlers are working on a plan against them and the rest of the batsmen. He scored a century in the last match, but we will stick to our strategy.
Smith tampered with the pitch
When the drinks were broken during the fourth innings of the third match, Rishabh Pant left the pitch and went to drink water. Meanwhile, Steve Smith damaged the pitch with his shoes. While the Australian team was struggling to get wickets, Smith did this in an effort to help his bowlers.
This act of Steve Smith was captured in the camera in the stump, but Australian media tried to hide it and during this time old footage started being shown on TV. Despite this, Smith’s crime could not be hidden, because the television feed that was being received outside Australia could be seen clearly by Smith damaging the pitch. However, returning to the crease, Pant again flattened part of the pitch with his bat.